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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 25, 2014, 17:13 Jivaro
"Best Android one hand games"

Is this code for "best mobile porn sites" ?
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News Comments > ArcheAge "Illicit Gains" Revoked
21. Re: ArcheAge Oct 23, 2014, 12:16 Jivaro
My experience with the game was short lived, so take my opinion with a heaping spoonful of salt.

I only managed to get to all of level 8 because some players near the low level area went around reporting newbies for "suspected behavior". It happened to just about everyone who was on my server, in that area, and in the early leveling range at around that time. The forums say the people responsible for abusing the player reporting system have been suspended from playing temporarily but there are a bunch of us that still have this rather crippling debuff and, after a full week, still no response to customer service tickets. You are apparently supposed to "turn yourself in" to a judge in your faction's major city but the problem is A) it is other players who are the jury and so far they have been sending the newbies who got griefed to jail...for being newbies and B) the capitol city is nowhere close to where I am at level 8 and getting there is a pain in the ass. I treat F2P like a demo. If I am frustrated by shit like this at level 8, I am probably not coming back for level 9 and above. Nobody has time for ridiculous stuff like this. Game bugs are one thing, but this is just absurd. Had the solution come easily I would have written it off as "people are jerks" and been on my merry way. The issue is the "judge" NPC thing. Why the hell isn't this an in-game menu interface? Who thought having to travel anywhere was a good idea? It's a video game. Have the suspected offenders pull up a menu to submit themselves to court and "teleport" them if they have to go to jail. What I see now is a bunch of low level players running around trying to level up with a crippling debuff because they have no idea that they either did something wrong or that they are being griefed. I read "what do I do to get rid of this debuff?" in the gen chat as much as I see the gold spam. It's just a really bad system in terms of implementation and I just didn't see enough of this game to motivate me to go through the trouble of putting more effort than I already have into rectifying the problem when I don't see any reason why as soon as my debuff is cleared some other group of assholes might not slam me with another one.

I read a few posts where veteran players were claiming that newbies really were doing things that were supposed to be reported but I maintain that if all (or even half) the newbies don't know any better that the problem is not the newbies, who most likely have played a MMO before at his point since it's 2014 not 2005, and more likely a systemic problem within the game.

The player creation system is nice and there were parts of it that were certainly very appealing but I think it is probably best if I come back and try it out again later after they have worked out a few more of the kinks. Even so, I have to say that I am surprised that kinks like this even exist. The game has been out in S. Korea since January of 2013. Nobody was abusing this system before the game hit North America? I find that hard to believe.
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 15:51 Jivaro
The problem, aside from the ridiculous threats, is this term "gamer". It doesn't mean anything any more. In fact, I am not sure it ever really did...but that is a different topic. What I mean is that EVERYBODY games now. EVERYBODY is a lot of fucking people. Just like every other group of "a lot of fucking people" there are bound to be a vocal, visible, and sometimes dangerous group of assholes that seem absolutely determined to fuck everything up for everyone else. Anonymous held some peaceful protests in downtown Oakland last year that, truth be told, were fairly underwhelming in terms of attendence. A couple of times, after it started to get dark, there would be this group of people, that didn't carry signs but did wear masks, that would go around breaking store windows and vandalizing cars. Who got blamed? The protesters. Did the the protesters do anything besides unintentionally provide cover for a bunch of assholes? Nope.

The other problem is that the "gamergate" name is trashed now. I am not sure it was ever really the right name to begin with, but whatever. If Gamergate or anything like it ever wants to get anything accomplished they need to pick a leader (or a group of core leaders that lend a face and real names to the movement) and a message. People can argue back and forth about the misogyny/feminism aspects and what the original point was all they want and it won't change a thing now. Gamergate is now associated with some of the worst scum on the Internet and, right or wrong, it needs to die. If the journalism ethics topic is really that important it will be reborn with another name and hopefully a leadership core that can filter out the assholes before they can nestle in and make themselves at home.

At this point I am not sure why anyone who isn't a teenage/twentysomething year old male with anger management issues, insecurity over the size of their penis, and mommy issues would call themselves a gamer. To me, in the current state of pop culture, that is what being a gamer has become synonymous with thanks to a very small but very vocal group of fuckheads on the Internet. I am not saying it's right or accurate, I am saying that is what all of this has inadvertently led to.

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News Comments > Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers
11. Re: Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers Oct 16, 2014, 15:32 Jivaro
Total-Khaos wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 11:32:
I find it absolutely hilarious that they have already had conventions for an unreleased / unfinished game.

Yeah..I mean...a bunch of people with a common interest getting together to support and gain information about a project they all want to see completed....

Crazy stuff right there.
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News Comments > Offers Free Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000
21. Re: Offers Free Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 Oct 15, 2014, 13:24 Jivaro
i don't recall if it was my first 3d setup or not, but I do remember that very early on I had a Matrox 2D card and a VooDoo 3D card combo that was a huge step up from anything I had seen before. Every upgrade I had done on a PC gaming rig had felt incremental until that point. That upgrade was epic, and it changed everything.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
10. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 11, 2014, 22:30 Jivaro
As a sort of unofficial test, I kept count today. 12 times. Obviously I would have to do it for a week or so to get an average, but that sounds about right.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 11, 2014, 14:41 Jivaro
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 13:43:
How many times a day does the average person check their phone? 221, apparently.

Really? REALLY? People, please, get a life.

Obviously they are desperately searching for one!
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News Comments > More Trion DDoS Attacks
2. Re: More Trion DDoS Attacks Oct 11, 2014, 14:25 Jivaro
I am still waiting for the inevitable "competitor pays hacker to attack rival" scandal in the MMO market that will undoubtedly happen eventually. Not saying this is Trion's problem....but you know sooner or later some publisher/developer is going to go all Tonya Harding on someone.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - NBA 2K15
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - NBA 2K15 Oct 10, 2014, 10:58 Jivaro
I can't speak for other platforms but on the PS4 the "face in the game" feature is crap. Looks like it's the same for at least the XBONE as well. They should have gone the way that EA did. Easy for the user, less alien looking results.

Outside of that...very fun game. Sports and fighting games are them main reason I buy a console and so far the sports games have been excellent this generation.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 11:22 Jivaro
Happy 18th! You're legal in all 50 states now!  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2014, 21:21 Jivaro
NKD wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 19:44:
Yeah lady, you weren't the only one tweeting about what was going on, yet somehow you're the only one who gets kept from boarding. Methinks your Twitter coverage wasn't the reason you were kept from boarding. don't believe that JetBlue was on the edge of it's seat monitoring her tweets???!! lol...
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
28. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 11:44 Jivaro
Frags4Fun wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 11:20:
CitizenCon seems like an appropriate name.

Ok...I hope you are pleased with I have coffee all over my keyboard.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
41. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Oct 6, 2014, 23:27 Jivaro
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 18:26:
<snip>...but probably what everyone should do is avoid this game for a good year and come back and see where they're at.

Unless...of course...being part of the development roller coaster is something they are actually enjoying. This particular forum board doesn't have a lot of people gunning for that, but obviously Roberts has drawn the attention (and funds) of quite a few people who do.
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced
15. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced Oct 6, 2014, 16:17 Jivaro
I like playing this game and I am looking forward to this expansion but.....there is nothing currently and nothing in the (announced) pipeline that will make people like it that didn't like it before. As for the F2P...think of that as demo mode. Like many so-called F2P games, if you are playing on a regular basis and doing endgame content you might as well sub.

I wish the combat mechanics were less WoW-inspired, but overall I enjoy myself. Probably because I have enjoyed what is essentially 8 separate single-player storylines....but also because I can do endgame and PVP content and progress and be competitive without devoting my life to the game or feeling like it's a second job.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
33. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Oct 5, 2014, 14:05 Jivaro
Don't think of it as a fee. This game is providing an emotional outlet of sorts. Think of it as a donation to a worthy cause!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
31. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Oct 5, 2014, 13:25 Jivaro
I think the folks who come to every single thread just to bitch about the game should pay for the game. They are definitely getting their moneys worth....  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews Oct 3, 2014, 11:21 Jivaro
When TB does his review I will more seriously look at this. These "ME FIRST" reviews aren't just all over the place, they are written horribly. All reviews are largely subjective but this crap is useless to the reader.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 10:40 Jivaro
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Oct 1, 2014, 10:34 Jivaro
SirKnight wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 10:07:
If this dude is referencing Pachter as additional "proof" that VR is bound to fail, then it's pretty safe to say there's no point in reading any more of that crap article. FAIL.

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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
37. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Sep 30, 2014, 14:09 Jivaro
These days I don't really have much troubleshooting to do on my PC either. (unless something catastrophic happens...but that can happen with a console too) I make my decision about which platform to play on based on a many factors, modding and genre are the two biggies though. If it's an RTS or if a modding scene is in the forecast than I will buy it for PC whenever possible. Fighting and sports games are good examples of games I almost always get on console though. For something like this game, and the Batman games for that matter, if there isn't going to be a modding community of any real significance I have no reason to buy it on PC. Maybe if I move a PC back out in to the living room again that will change. This is also why I tend to wait a month or two after release to buy games though. For all I know a modding scene I am interested in messing with will pop up.  
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